romothesavior wrote:snowpeach06 wrote:Scalia just compared homosexuals to murders in the Romer dissent. I swear, in 50 years people are going to look at everything he's written like we now look at Plessy. It's just discriminatory. He needs to retire - he just continually does things that genuinely horrify me. And I find myself like, seething when I'm done reading stuff that he's written.snowpeach06 wrote:I won't let this get too far (as in this will be my last argumentative post, because this topic just makes me angry, and I would go on forever), but, the point is illegitimate in context. It's like saying 'well, we don't like black people, so, they can't marry white people, so, since we disprove, lets just make it illegal.' And if the majority wants to discriminate, what the hell, we should just violate the Constitution.
I think you need to go back and read the cases again if this is really how you're reading them. There are a lot of things I disagree with Scalia about (including this issue), but I would never put words in his mouth. The guy is pretty damn smart, and I think you should take what he is saying seriously when you are reading his opinions, even if you disagree.
What i read was "Gay = morally reprehensible. Thus it is ok for us moral folk to disdain them." I don't think I'm putting words in his mouth. He's smart, obviously, but, no matter how hard I try, I almost always have some sort of reaction to what he writes. Usually, I have to stop reading for a while, because I'm just too angry.